Oklahoma News Report - ONR

ONR is your source for news and information that matters for all of Oklahoma, and open, transparent government - Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm on OETA. ONR (Oklahoma News Report) is Oklahoma's only statewide newscast in High Definition - delivering news and information that matters to all Oklahomans.ONR features in-depth reporting on important issues affecting the state and comprehensive year-round coverage of state government, making OETA your source for open, transparent government.

This Week on ONR for August 16, 2013

This week on ONR for August 16, 2013: 

• Oklahoma's acclaimed Pre-Kindergarten program prepares youngsters for learning, but testing shows they lose their advantage in reading by 4th Grade.
• While some rural Oklahoma cities are booming, others are seeing their economies falter and their populations dwindle.
• Newcastle High School takes a proactive approach to dealing with football-related head injuries.
• Governor Mary Fallin calls legislators to the Capitol for a Special Session to fix a series of laws found unconstitutional. We discuss with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol.
• The Department of Transportation studies creating a passenger rail line between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Darrell Weaver, discusses a change in national drug enforcement policy.
• Kidney disease is the ninth-leading cause of death in the United States. We look at what is being done to prevent the disease and deal with its effects, including fighting the obesity epidemic in Oklahoma.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This week on ONR for August 9, 2013

This week on ONR for August 9, 2013: 

• Teenagers are Oklahoma's hidden homeless.
• Oklahomans appear to love their sales tax free holiday weekends, but they actually may not save consumers that much money.
• Technology is the new frontier for entrepreneurs, and Oklahoma is among the national leaders in innovative start-up businesses.
• As calls for shutting down the federal government are increasing, an Oklahoma congressman's response captures national attention. We go to a town hall of U.S. Representative Tom Cole.
• Dentists across the state hold a massive screening day to send elementary age students back to school with a smile.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, David Fritze of Oklahoma Watch discusses recent stories about the poor dental health found in many Oklahomans.
• We celebrate summer by taking a step back into Oklahoma's rich baseball history.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for August 2, 2013

This week on ONR for August 2, 2013: 

• Forty years after the McAlester prison riot, tensions again rise, along with the heat, inside state prisons.
• Completion of a statewide broadband network opens up more information opportunities for Oklahomans at rural institutions.
• We discuss the verdict in the trial of Army intelligence analyst and Oklahoma native, Bradley Manning.
• "Baby-friendly hospitals" help mothers provide a healthier start for their babies.
• Road-side historical markers provide a glimpse into Oklahoma's past, if you stop and take a look.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for July 26, 2013

This week on ONR for July 26, 2013:

 • The state's two largest power companies are taking different roads to comply with new emission control standards from the Environmental Protection Agency.

• StateImpact Oklahoma's Logan Layden discusses a new study that shows more than 200 plants, including 6 in Oklahoma, are releasing heavy metals into waterways.
• Recently-published scientific research adds new weight to theories linking oil and gas activity to earthquakes in Oklahoma.
• A new report show the most profitable Indian gaming regions are in Oklahoma, and improvements to the gaming experience are coming.
• At one time, the American buffalo was nearly extinct, but today there are half-a-million and their meat is becoming popular at the dinner table.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, we discuss a push to use DNA analysis to investigate criminal convictions, with Oklahoma Watch reporter Shaun Hittle.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

ONR for Week of July 12, 2013

This week on ONR for July 12, 2013: 

• Thousands of Oklahomans are being forced to take unpaid leave because of federal budget cuts under sequestration – cuts that may increase as the U.S. House and Senate remain far apart on a budget deal.
• The U.S. Supreme Court throws the future of Baby Veronica back into question. Her Oklahoma father says his fight to keep her is not over.
• We look at the practical applications and privacy concerns surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles.
• The defense has rested in the court martial of Oklahoma native Bradley Manning. In a Frontline excerpt, we learn how he was able to get sensitive government information.
• Security leaks and hacker attacks on information networks force increased interest in cyber security.
• A group of Oklahomans urges the United States to provide humanitarian aid to victims of the civil war in Syria.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, ABC News Correspondent and Gaylord College professor Mike Boettcher discusses the Syrian conflict.
• We head to the drive-in theater to experience a rite of summer.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.